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Connecting Through Stillness and Silence

Connecting Through Stillness and Silence

“The more space we give to stillness and silence, the more we have to give both to ourselves and to others” – Thich Nhat Hahn “A poor life this if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare” – W.H. Davies The late Thich Nhat Hahn was a wise person indeed. He...

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Flourishing – What Does it Mean to Flourish?

Flourishing – What Does it Mean to Flourish?

To promote flourishing is a key target of Positive Psychology (PP). In this blog I hope to look at what is meant by the term flourishing and how theory and research about the concept are developing. I highlight the debates and challenges and ask how you might look at...

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Managing Boundaries at Christmas

Managing Boundaries at Christmas

Guess what? Disney Christmas only exists in films. If that’s a blinding glimpse of the obvious to you then you need to read no further but for those of us who struggle every year with the concept of what we’d really like to do and what we feel obliged to do, read on...

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Seasons of Life – Seasons of Emotions

Seasons of Life – Seasons of Emotions

Today I would like to explore positive emotions by using the analogy of the seasons. For those of you who have read my previous blogs, you will know my calling to help people to increase the amount of positive emotions they experience. This is because there are so...

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Just Keep Going, Don’t Give Up!

Just Keep Going, Don’t Give Up!

When I look at many successful people in life, be they successful on the grand stage or in their private lives, whether they run a multi-million-pound business or they have the happiest and most wholesome marriage, one thing that they seem to have in common is this:...

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Reframing Change: Staying Resilient As Life Happens

Reframing Change: Staying Resilient As Life Happens

This September my daughters left for their first term at university. They are twins so milestones arrive in duplicate. No dipping toes into changing family dynamics for me; it’s a head first dive into an empty nest situation, and it has churned up a lot of emotions....

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Transitioning into Motherhood – Part One

Transitioning into Motherhood – Part One

In June 2022, I gave birth to my first child at 42 years of age.  The pregnancy was deemed high risk from the start due to my age and I needed to draw on the skills I acquired during my studies on MSc Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP). The medical profession has to...

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Mental Health – What it really looks like

Mental Health – What it really looks like

Where do you think you might be on the mental health spectrum today? (don’t worry it changes regularly) just today…are you struggling or thriving? unsettled or excelling? It’s important to really stop for a while and connect with what you’re thinking and feeling to...

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